Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods
Join LLCT and Dr. Richard Primack for an evening program, beginning with a brief LLCT Business Meeting, directly followed by a presentation by Dr. Richard Primack. The LLCT Business Meeting will start at 7:30 P.M. and Primack will begin his presentation around 7:40 P.M.
Did you know? Henry David Thoreau was a climate scientist! Professor Richard Primack and his team have been using Thoreau’s records from the 1850’s (and other local data sources) to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants, the earlier flight times of butterflies, and the more variable response of migratory birds that we are seeing today. Additionally, he has noted the changing abundance of plant species in this area. As Primack’s work gains momentum, he is extending his research to look at changes to the autumn season as well.
Richard Primack is a Professor of Biology at Boston University with a specialization in plant ecology, conservation biology, tropical rain forest ecology, and climate change biology. He is the author of three widely used conservation biology textbooks; local co-authors have helped to produce 38 translations of these books with local examples. For nine years, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Conservation and served as the President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. His research has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Geographic, and other publications, and he is often interviewed on National Public Radio. Primack also frequently gives talks and writes for the general public on issues of climate change and ecology, most recently the popular book Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods.
Please note: ALL members of the community are welcome to attend this program. LLCT Members who attend are invited to participate in the re-election of Trustees.
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